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Airgas Announces New North Division President

March 5, 2015 2:54 pm | by Airgas | News | Comments

Airgas Human Resources VP Pamela Claypool will assume the role in August, following the retirement of Shaun Powers.

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Report: Reshoring To Boost Industrial Construction 7.8 Percent In 2015

March 5, 2015 4:19 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Quarterly forecasts suggest that lower domestic energy prices and declining overseas competitive advantages make the U.S. an attractive destination for high value-added manufacturing.


Investigation Finds Hurt Workers Suffer More In Some States

March 5, 2015 3:15 pm | by NewsyBusiness | Videos | Comments

ProPublica and NPR's joint investigation found drastic cuts to workers compensation benefits and employees' access to those benefits.


Low Oil Prices Are Here To Stay

March 5, 2015 3:04 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Exxon Mobile and BP both say we should get used to low oil prices for a while. Who will be effected the most?


Mayor To NYC Business Leaders: Start Pay At $13 An Hour

March 5, 2015 12:03 pm | by Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press | News | Comments

De Blasio urged the business group to do more to uplift the city's struggling residents, and encouraged its members to back his overhaul of New York's workforce-training program.


U.S. Productivity Falls At Faster Pace, Labor Costs Rise

March 5, 2015 10:00 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Weaker productivity and higher labor costs could spell inflation troubles for the economy, but analysts say that the changes in the fourth quarter are temporary.


Senate Votes To Scrap Union Election Rule

March 4, 2015 5:28 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Republican lawmakers characterized the NLRB change as an "ambush election rule," while Democrats and labor groups countered that the adjustment would prevent "stall tactics" by management after the filing of a petition.


Diamond Tool Supplier Shop N Save Mart Launches New Website

March 4, 2015 1:23 pm | by Shop N Save Mart | Product Releases | Comments

The improved, mobile-friendly website offers advanced e-commerce features that will make shopping easier for Shop N Save Mart's global pool of customers.

Fastenal Reports February Sales

March 4, 2015 12:04 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The company said sales were hurt by the increasing value of the U.S. dollar, investment drop in oil and gas, and harsh February weather.


Nightstick Heavy Duty Dual Flashlight Helmet Strap

March 4, 2015 11:32 am | by Bayco Products Bayco Product Releases | Comments

The strap allows the worker to direct their once handheld flashlights on virtually any fire helmet or hard hat in a forward facing direction while leaving both of their hands free for other tasks.

Wajax Q4, Full Year Profits Drop

March 4, 2015 9:55 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Weak sales in the power systems segment hurt profit margins for 2014, while decreased equipment sales highlighted an overall revenue dip in Q4.


Bossard Shows Modest 2014 Sales, Profit Gains

March 4, 2015 9:28 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The company had disappointing sales in the U.S., but gains in Europe and Asia turned in a positive profit gain.


E-Commerce Shaping Material Handling In 2015

March 4, 2015 8:25 am | by Bob Liebe and Chris Capshaw, Division Presidents at Wynright Corporation | Articles | Comments

Orders are no longer standardized, retailers demand more value-added services, and customers expect to receive products faster than ever. Now is the time to examine how e-commerce will continue to shape material handling trends in 2015.


Greenlee Adds To Saber Stripping Tool Line

March 3, 2015 2:47 pm | by Greenlee Greenlee Textron Product Releases | Comments

Greenlee's new Saber stripping tools are safe and quick alternatives to blades when stripping cable.

Industrial Careers Pathway Fund Drive Nearing $200K In Distributor Contributions

March 3, 2015 12:30 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

A total of 63 industrial distributors, manufacturers, and individuals have made pledges as of March 1, including several ID Big 50 List companies.


ISM: Manufacturing Takes Slight Hit From West Coast Port Dispute, Weather

March 3, 2015 11:35 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The backlog of goods at West Coast Ports cut down new orders, while the rising strength of the U.S. dollar also impacted exports.


GHX Industrial Acquires Fugitt Rubber And Supply

March 3, 2015 11:04 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

GHX gains Fugitt’s in-house hose assembly and gasket fabrication capabilities, broadening the company's core product and service offerings.


Survey: Retail Industry Ripe For M&A In 2015

March 3, 2015 9:58 am | by BDO USA | News | Comments

Survey publisher BDO USA says many traditional brick-and-mortar retailers have fewer opportunities for growth, and are turning to M&A to gain market share through consolidation or enter new markets to extend their brand and reach.


Shipping Rate Changes And The Bottom Line

March 3, 2015 8:40 am | by Mike Kuebler, Technical Director of Distribution and Package Testing, Smithers Pira | Articles | Comments

Major parcel carriers, including UPS and FedEx, have changed the way they charge for U.S. ground shipments weighing less than 150 pounds in 2015. What does it mean for your business?


DXP's Q4 And 2014 Sales Up, Profit Down

March 2, 2015 4:59 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

DXP reported healthy sales increases across the board, but a large impairment charge in Q4 gave the company a net loss.


Sonepar USA Names New VP Of E-Commerce, Digital Marketing

March 2, 2015 2:40 pm | by Sonepar USA | News | Comments

Mark Lidner, formerly of HD Supply Facilities Maintenance Division, will be responsible for all aspects of Sonepar USA's e-commerce initiative.



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